Some days it can feel impossible to pull yourself out of bed to do anything, much less slog around in the kitchen. But it is really important, especially when you are in a depressive slump, to nourish your body. These meals for depression are super easy, quick options to get those much needed nutrients into your body. Remember that this is temporary and you will feel better. Meanwhile, you don't have to think too hard, just take a quick look at this list and decide what to eat when you are depressed.
Don't have the energy to heat up food? No problem, these meals are put together with almost no effort and are ready quickly.
The great thing about an instant pot is the speed at which you can have a meal ready to go. When you are depressed it allows you to make a warm and comforting meal quickly and pretty painlessly. This is the instant pot that I use. (note that I will receive a commission if you purchase one through this link)
Sheet Pan Meals
Sheet pan meals allow you to include a variety of proteins and vegetables that will all end up with a nice roasted flavor. They are also very simple since they are just tossed into the oven and allowed to cook until they are ready to eat!
This section might be mostly for me. When my mental health is waning I really crave carbs, especially pasta. These dishes are easy, comforting, and laden with carbs.
Though I crave carbs when depressed, there is something to be said for eating a well balanced and nutritious meal. There have been some links between diet and mental health outcomes, though the mechanisms are complex. Read a scientific article about the connections between diet and mental health.
It's ok to feel your feels or even feel nothing at all sometimes. Take the time you need to recover. Just don't forget to eat when you are depressed!